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Weekly Update from YIGN President - October 22

Dear Kehila,
What is the primary purpose of a synagogue? The Young Israel of Great Neck is far more than a gathering place for Shabbat services. We are a community center with activities for children and adults, a venue for Jewish education for our young members, a center for Torah learning for men and women at all levels of experience, a source of financial support for countless Jewish causes, and of course a second home for so many that attend daily minyanim. When you support our shul, you make all of this possible. We are now in the closing days of our annual Kol Nidrei appeal. We would like to count on 100% membership participation to make this fundraising event a great success. If you have not yet been contacted, or if you wish to increase your pledge, please call the shul office or use our convenient website link to contribute. For your convenience you can pay your pledge over time if necessary to make it more manageable. 
We encourage everyone to take advantage of the many learning opportunities that the shul has to offer. Whether you wish to learn Gemara, Parshat Hashavua, Halacha or Musar, there are live events, online classes, podcasts and prerecorded shiurim that you can attend. Our Rabbeim and lecturers are world class, including our very own Rabbi Emeritus, R' Yaacov Lerner, Zooming live from Eretz Yisrael. Please see the learning schedule in the Daily Digest for details.
This past Saturday night, we held our Bingo event with Talia Reese. Thank you to all the participants who joined us for this fun evening and a big kudos to our very dedicated and creative Event Chairs Nina Noy and Shana Wilkenfeld who took care of every detail to make this evening a great success. Mazal Tov to all the winners!
This Sunday and Monday, October 26-27, we will hold our annual Sheimos pickup. Material can be dropped off in shopping bags in the shul tent at any time on these days. Please note that this service is limited to YIGN members only at this time. There is a suggested donation of $18 per shopping bag dropped off to defray the cost of this service.
Regards and Shabbat Shalom,
David Basaleli
Young Israel of Great Neck

Kol Nidrei Appeal

Your generous support of the Young Israel of Great Neck is very much appreciated.  The sole focus of the Kol Nidrei Appeal is to help fund the operation of the shul and provide high quality programming and services to our Kehila.  May the merit of your contribution bring a year filled with health, happiness and success to you and your family.


Those wishing to contribute online may do so by completing the attached form and making payments via credit card or PayPal.


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